Days of Old – 10-15-2014
10 years ago
Tribune of September 29, 2004
On October 1, after 28 years, Eileen Michalski will be retiring from her position as Postmaster of the Downing Post Office.
Kari Stauss and Tyler Theberge were crowned as Boyceville’s 2004 Homecoming Queen and King last Friday evening.
New street lights were being installed on Glenwood City’s Oak Street last Wednesday. A portion of the lights have been wired and are now working.
25 years ago
Tribune of September 6, 1989
On Saturday, September 2, 1989, the Downing Community Club presented checks (combined total $2,412) to two illness plagues families. The money was raised from a special event benefit held on July 29 in Downing. The benefit was held to benefit two Downing youths, Eric White (6) an Tammy Mrdutt (15).
The Rose Garden on the Gordon Olson farm in rural Connorsville contains thousands of plants that are in bloom from June through September and are the delight of the entire neighborhood.
Three new teachers will start their first year here at Glenwood City Junior-Senior High School – Paige Barta (7th grade language and 7th and 8th grade reading), Ray Gruman (7th grade geography, 8th grade civics and high school J.P.T.A., and also the Athletic Director), and Muffet Miller (high school social studies).
50 years ago
Tribune of November 5, 1964
Among the winners in Tuesday’s election were: Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert H. Humphrey, United States President and Vice President; Warren P. Knowles as Wisconsin’s new governor; Alvin E. O’Konsi returning to U.S. Congress, Richard P. Rivard returning to St. Croix County District Attorney, Donald L. Iverson Member of Assembly, Charles Grant, new sheriff of St. Croix County.
In spite of the fact that the rainfall here during the past summer was 1.3 inches above the ten year average, it produced one of the worst droughts to be recorded here in the past 26 years that records have been kept by Henry Hentsch at his farm home north of Glenwood City.
Work is progressing satisfactorily on the new lagoon type water sewer disposal system for Glenwood City. A new channel is being provided for Tiffany Creek as well.
60 years ago
Tribune of October 14, 1954
Harriet Butler and Mick Lauber were crowned Homecoming Queen and King of Glenwood City.
Three young people received injuries when the car in which they were riding overturned on highway 128 about a mile south of Glenwood City shortly after 1 o’clock Sunday morning. The injured were Donald Olson, 16, driver of the car; Stephen Aaby 16, both of Woodville, and Ruby Rowe 17, Boyceville.
Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the home of Merrill Platson Tuesday afternoon, The Platsons live about 4 miles south of Town on highway Q in the Town of Stanton, Dunn County.
The new dining hall on the Emerald Methodist Church is fast nearing completion and will be put into service for the first time when the ladies of the church put on their chicken supper on October 21.
95 years ago
The Glenwood Tribune
September 11, 1919
The Ward Hardware Co., of this city, has announced the inauguration of a comprehensive profit-sharing of its employees, the first one to be adopted in this section.
Henry Swanpoel, a farmer living north of Glenwood City, informs us that his foster son Amil has been missing since Sunday, August 24th.
Indications point to a banner crowd a the Tenth Annual Glenwood Inter-County Fair today and tomorrow. The carnival company is now on the grounds, and the free attractions will be numerous and of high quality
40 years ago
Boyceville Press Reporter
October 17, 1974
This Friday the Boyceville Fire Department will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a banquet and later in the evening a dance will be held at the Municipal Hall.
The National Bank of Boyceville is in the process of adding an additional room to the rear of the building which will house a computer, affording additional space to the accounting department and also will allow for an additional private office.
Boyceville Community Schools is among more than 1,500 that will use the WCCO radio service this year to tell parents and students when stormy weather or other emergencies make it necessary to close schools or change bus schedules.